The Rice Room: Scenes from a Bar
The lives of gay Asian men are explored in a one-man show set in a West Hollywood bar. Based on countless interviews and Noel’s work in the gay Asian community, The Rice Room is
an energetic, frenetic, and touching experience, tackling some of the most universal of themes: desire, survival, sex, fate, and joy. Named “one of the best productions of the year” by the
San Francisco Bay Guardian.
“The charm is as much in Alumit’s deceptively light but intriguingly nuanced writing as in his engagingly skillful performance. There’s more to every one of his six delicately crafted characters, and to the unexpected connections he makes between them, than at first meets the eye. Sad, serious, challenging and touching revelations are built into the gentle comedy of his portraits.”
Master of the (Miss) Universe
Noel Alumit explores the Beauty Pageant! It is a rollicking statement about race, sexuality, art, and how to tell if you have a good nose.
“A tribute to that cultural icon, the beauty pageant, as a gay Filipino man gives his account of a search for beauty in a seemingly unbeautiful world.”
Mr. and Mrs. La Questa Go Dancing
This one-act drama is a poignant narrative of how an older Filipino couple copes with the illness of their only son, set
at a dance party at the couple's house. Productions included sold-out performances in San Francisco and Chicago.